The Addison Railroad is featured in this article written by Robert S. Congdon, Jr.
The Railroad was chartered in 1870 and completed at the end of 1871. The need for this branch line arose as Addison County, with some of the best farmland, had difficulties bringing its goods to the market for lack of transportation.
This is the story of its development, its relationship to the Rutland Railroad and its ultimate demise, presented in full detail by the author.
Numerous photographs of stations; the Addison Trestle across Lake Champlain; the Drawbridge at Lake Champlain; Rail accidents; a cover bridge; and the last train
on the Addison Road add interest to this excellent account.